Azerbaijan developing concept for attracting investment in ecotourism (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14
By Matanat Nasibova – Trend:
Azerbaijan is developing a concept for attracting investments in ecotourism and agrotourism, the Head of the Public Relations Department of the State Agency for Tourism Kenan Guluzade told Trend.
He noted that in connection with this concept, the possibilities of the tourist market are being carefully studied. Today, the State Agency is developing a program to study foreign investments in the tourism sector of Azerbaijan. This document is currently under development.
"The ecotourism and agrotourism are new and quite promising directions of tourism. The fact that the ecotourism is gradually becoming popular in our country is natural, since there are all conditions for this, first of all, the unique geography and nature. This direction is very attractive for residents of the country, and for foreigners, and this involves making big investments in the tourism sector," Guluzade said.
He said agro-tourism is also a promising direction in this area, its essence is that tourists who come to a region lead a rural way of life, take part in traditional rural work, become familiar with local customs and so on.
"By the way, this type of tourism is very common in a number of European countries, mainly in Italy. Tourism is primarily a business, and everyone, both the population and the state should earn money from this activity. It is an inexhaustible resource that must be constantly developed and converted into perpetual income," Guluzade underlined.